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Monday, April 4, 2016

roadside-coltsfoot

Coltsfoot in its natural habitat—along the roadside

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:20AM it’s currently 18 degrees under overcast skies. A few lazy snowflakes are drifting down. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 70%, dewpoint 9, barometric pressure 30.06” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 32, and the overnight low was 12.

Forecast:

A low pressure system will track from southern Michigan early this morning to Long Island by this evening bringing light snow across the southern portions of Essex County New York and areas south of Montpelier in Vermont. Any snow accumulations in these areas will be less than an inch. Below normal temperatures will continue across the region today and on into Tuesday with highs only in the middle 20s to lower 30s.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with a 20% chance of light snow this morning. Highs will be in the upper 20s with light and variable winds, becoming northerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then clearing. Lows will be around 12 with north winds around 10 mph.

Tuesday should be sunny and continued chilly with highs in the mid 20s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night should be clear with lows around 15 and northwest winds around 10 mph.

Wednesday’s looking partly sunny with a 50% chance of rain in the afternoon as a warm front approaches from the west. Highs will be in the upper 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Wednesday night rain is likely. Lows will be in the mid 30s. Chance of rain is 70%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 44 and a low of 23. We picked up 0.27″ of rain and 1.25″ of snow and had 9.50″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 49 and lows of 30.
The record high was 73°F in 1981.
The record low was 6°F in 1911.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:26 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:23 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 55m
Length of Day: 12h 56m
Tomorrow will be 3m1s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 26d 10h old with 12% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:50 AM EDT
Moonset: 4:08 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Coltsfoot—one of the first blooms of the season—just seems to love the gravely shoulders of our dirt roadsides. The sides of Taft Road have quite a bit of it flowing now, though, with this morning’s chilly temperatures, I’m sure it’s all tucked up safely against the cold.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 46mm, ISO 800, f/4.9, 1/2000″ exposure.

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